Everything you need to know about snow events in Milton this winter

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Published December 21, 2023 at 10:56 am

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The Town of Milton is ready for whatever Mother Nature can bring this winter.

Updating residents, Milton staff is prepared to keep traffic moving safely this winter, ready to clear more than 1,615 lane kilometres of Region and Town roads and more than 250 kilometres of walkways and sidewalks.

Road clearing

After a snowfall, snow clearing resources will be deployed to Town roadways. The Town prioritizes snow plowing routes based on emergency service routes, traffic volumes and road use.

A significant weather event declaration, where there is an expected snow accumulation of more than 20 cm, will result in longer than normal snow removal response times.

You can follow snow removal activities using Plow Tracks. Updates are being made to the Plow Tracks software this year and it will be tested during the first winter event. Plow Tracks will not be live to the public until this is complete.

Please be patient while you wait for plows to get to your area and remember to give yourself extra time to get where you need to go.

Windrows

Plow operators work to clear snow on the roadways to keep traffic flowing. Snow coming off the plows is pushed to the right side of the road, to keep it away from traffic. This results in piles of snow at the end of driveways called windrows.

The Town only clears windrows, if they are part of the Windrows Removal Program. Homeowners not part of the program are required to clear their own windrows.

You can be a good neighbour by helping older adults and people with physical disabilities clear snow and ice from their property.

Winter parking

Vehicles left on the street pose an obstacle to snow-clearing activities, making it dangerous and sometimes impossible to properly clear the street. Cars should not park on the road when plows are out maintaining the streets.

The Town is servicing and maintaining various parking lots in parks this winter, which provide residents who rely on street parking to have an option to park their vehicle when exceptions are suspended. Parking in these lots is allowed for a 48-hour period.

For more information about winter operations in Milton, visit here.

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